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  Aston Martin DB9 : Read reviews and compare prices at Ciao.co.uk
...The DB9 is the first Aston Martin to be produced at the company's new world headquarters in Gaydon, where the DB9 is largely hand-built.
Under the bonnet of each car there is a plaque on the engine, which tells you what number your car is, and, the name of the technician who gave it the final inspection prior to it leaving the factory.
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  2006 Aston Martin DB9 Sports Pack
That means a DB9 Coupe specifically for the enthusiastic driver with a high level of driving skill, who likes to drive quickly, safely and with precision.
The DB9 Sports Pack’s spring rates are increased by 68 per cent at the front of the car and 64 per cent at the rear.
Aston Martin Sales and Marketing Director, Bill Donnelly, says: “This optional Sports Pack will offer driving enthusiasts the opportunity to tailor their DB9 Coupe to deliver an even more rewarding dynamic experience.
www.seriouswheels.com /cars/top-2006-Aston-Martin-DB9-Sports-Pack.htm   (486 words)

 Aston Martin DB9   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Aston Martin has had more brushes with bankruptcy than James Bond has had shaken vodka Martinis, but the company is steeling itself for a veritable product avalanche.
But if Aston’s ambitions are to be realised, it is the performance of the DB9 that really counts and, after an exclusive two-hour preview drive on some of Britain’s toughest roads, I would say that success is guaranteed.
Aston Martin might be American-owned and presided over by a German, but it is still a great British name — and after 89 turbulent years, it has never been in better shape.
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 Aston Martin DB9
The particular magic of the Aston Martin is that it manages to bring ninety years of sports car heritage to a 21st century techno party.
The DB9 is the second Aston Martin Car Torque has tested since the Aston marque established its South African presence towards the end of 2005.
The DB9 was the first Aston Martin to be built at the company’s new headquarters in Warwickshire, the company having moved from its historic Newport Pagnell base since the Ford ownership take-over a few years ago.
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 2007 Aston Martin DB9 Review - ForbesAutos.com
Sleek and low-slung, the DB9 is available as a two-seat Volante convertible or a 2+2 coupe with a token backseat.
Fuel economy is estimated to be 11 mpg city/19 mpg highway with the manual transmission and 10 mpg city/18 mpg highway with the automatic, which subjects it to the federal gas-guzzler tax.
The DB9 is constructed from an aluminum-bonded unibody frame, whose lightness and rigidity are designed to aid agility and ride comfort.
www.forbesautos.com /reviews/2007/aston_martin/db9/model-update.html   (578 words)

 2005 Aston Martin DB9 Volante Car Wallpaper & Specifications
Aston Martin is all set to give the elegant DB9 Volante its world premiere on January 4th at the 2004 Detroit Motor Show – the sixth new car from the company in less than two and a half years.
The DB9 Volante is the latest model from Aston Martin and is also the 13th convertible from the company - joining a prestigious line-up of post-war convertibles that stretches back to the DB2 of 1950 and includes the DB4, DB5, DB6, V8 and DB7.
Designed by Henrik Fisker, Aston Martin’s Design Director, who took styling cues from previous Aston Martin convertibles, the DB9 Volante has a fully retractable hood that is stored within the body of the car when closed allowing the car to retain a very smooth and elegant profile.
www.exoticcarsite.com /pages/aston_martin_db9_volante.htm   (565 words)

 Aston Martin's DB9 Revealed   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The 2+2 DB9 is designed to be one of the most sophisticated and technically advanced sports cars in the world, successfully balancing the attributes of a sports car with features normally found on luxury cars.
The DB9 is the first production model to use VH Platform strategy (Vertical/Horizontal), which is unique to Aston Martin and will form the basis for all future Aston Martin models.
The DB9 will also be offered with an extensive list of materials and colour combinations for the interior and exterior paint finishes allowing customers to continue the Aston Martin tradition of personalising their car.
www.auto-report.net /db9.html   (370 words)

 Aston Martin s . com - Aston Martin DB9
Every UK motor magazine made the DB9 their front page feature - be in no doubt, the unveiling of the DB9 heralded the start of a whole new era for Aston Martin.
The use of wood in the interior is different from previous Astons, with a choice of walnut, mahogany and bamboo; it's finish is described as oiled rather than polished and appears structural.
In early 2006, the DB9 received the alloy heater knobs as seen on the Vantage and also a white LED display on the instruments replacing the yellow ones.
www.astonmartins.com /gaydon_vh/db9.htm   (439 words)

 Aston Martin DB9
Aston Martin overcomes this problem with the use of a rigid torque tube between engine and gearbox which houses an ultra-lightweight carbon fiber shaft.
Weight is the enemy of performance cars, and having built the Vanquish, the engineers at Aston Martin opted to use that experience to develop a new aluminum frame for the DB9, and the result is a useful weight saving over the DB7 of 242 lb.
It better had because the DB9 is to spearhead a return to racing for the British company, as they seek the glory of 50 years ago.
www.fast-autos.com /Aston_Martin_DB9.html   (1074 words)

 Aston Martin DB9 - Wikicars
The Aston Martin DB9, is a Grand tourer launched by Aston Martin in 2004 and is the first new car to be built at Aston's Gaydon facility.
The DB9 comes in two variants; coupé and "Volante" convertible, each with a 6.0 L 450 bhp (335 kW) V12 engine taken from its sister car the V12 Vanquish.
One report states that Aston Martin believed that this car was such a quantum leap from the Jaguar XJ-S based DB7 that it named it DB9 instead of DB8, which they thought would indicate a gradual evolution.
wikicars.org /en/Aston_Martin_DB9   (570 words)

 Aston Martin DB9 — AutoMiddleEast.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Aston Martin launched the DB9 in 2004 and came with the tag of being the first new car built at Aston’s Gaydon facility.
The heart of the DB9 is a 6.0-litre 450 brake horsepower V12 engine taken from its sister car the V12 Vanquish with the latter producing 10 bhp more.
The Aston Martin DB9 V12 is a modern interpretation of a traditional Aston Martin sports car, representing a contemporary version of classic DB design elements and characteristics.
www.automiddleeast.com /newcars/aston-martin-db9   (497 words)

 Aston Martin DB9 In Depth
The Aston Martin DB9 is the first car to be produced at the company’s modern facility in Gaydon, Warwickshire.
The innovative DB9 heralds an exciting new era for Aston Martin as it reflects the direction that the company is taking with all future models.
The Aston Martin DB9 is a modern interpretation of a traditional Aston Martin sports car, representing a contemporary version of classic DB design elements and characteristics.
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 Aston Martin : DB9 Innovative DB9- Introduces Exciting New Era For Aston Martin   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The future of Aston Martin is epitomised by the all-new DB9, a 2+2 seater sports car that sets new standards in its class due to its astonishing combination of agility, V12 power, smoothness, beautiful design and hand craftsmanship.
It is the first car to be hand-made at Aston Martin's new state-of-the-art facility in Gaydon, Warwickshire, where all future Aston Martin models will be developed and built.
It is a modern interpretation of a traditional Aston Martin, the successor to such benchmark designs as the DB4 and DB5.
www.autointell.net /nao_companies/ford/aston_martin/aston-martin-db9-2003/aston_martin_db9-03.htm   (880 words)

 2005 Aston Martin DB9 Review - ForbesAutos.com
It takes Aston's credibility as a sports car builder to a new level and is one of the most exciting cars an automaker has ever produced.
Some Bentley Continental GT owners have also swapped their new cars for the DB9 after finding the Bentley was less of a sports car than they had expected.
Aston's cars are built to order, and Walton said the dealers need to make servicing them "bespoke" in the same way.
www.forbesautos.com /reviews/2005/aston_martin/db9/feature.html   (1129 words)

 Aston Martin DB9   (Site not responding. Last check: )
DB9 also pioneers the use of ultrasonic welding, which is 90 per cent stronger than conventional spot welding, and results in a better finish, yet uses only 5 per cent of the energy.
DB9 prototypes were tested in locations as diverse as Nardo in Italy, Death Valley in the USA and inside the Arctic Circle in Sweden.
DB9 is the first Aston Martin to be produced at the company's new world headquarters in Gaydon, in historic Warwickshire.
myautoworld.com /autos/aston_martin/aston-martin-db9/aston-martin-db9.html   (2499 words)

 Aston Martin DB9 Volante - Previews - Car and Driver September 2005
Aston knows that, so when it developed its VH platform—the architecture that will eventually be used for its three model lines—the plan was for closed and open versions with a minimum of modifications.
The beautiful DB9 coupe—featured in our supercar comparison last month—has been around for a year now, and it's time for it to be joined by the DB9 Volante.
Aston judged this setup more suited to the cruising for which the convertible will likely be used.
www.caranddriver.com /previews/9862/aston-martin-db9-volante.html   (803 words)

 Aston Martin DB9 - Supercars.net
The DB9 is the first car to use it making it the most important Aston Martin ever.
In the new DB9, the V12 - which is a significant 11.8kgs (26lb) lighter than the Vanquish V12 - has been fitted as far back and as low as possible, to assist agility and handling.
The front number plate is part of the crash structure and computer modelling has enabled Aston Martin to use invisible -hard pressure zones- to cope with bumps.
www.supercars.net /cars/2424.html   (2128 words)

 Carpages.ca - 2005 Aston Martin DB9 Volante Preview
Aston Martin is introducing new models and concepts at a record pace lately, with the DB9 having just been announced a few short months ago at the Frankfurt motor show.
Aston's discriminating clientele will have the option of either a 6-speed manual gearbox or available 6-speed ZF automatic with steering-wheel paddle manual-type actuation - the sequential manual developed for the Vanquish will unfortunately not be part of the DB9 package - at least not yet.
Lionel Walker Birch Martin and Robert Bamford, Aston Martin's founders, would undoubtedly be proud of the new DB9 Volante, a car easily worthy of the legendary nameplate.
www.carpages.ca /go/roadtest/2005_aston_martin_db9_volante_preview.aspx   (1119 words)

 Aston Martin DB9
Aston Martin's cars reflect the power of idea combined with the aesthetics of the technology.
The DB9 model was designed by Ian Callum, elder of the famous car-designer brothers of England.
The tachometer that is used inside the DB9 runs in the anticlockwise direction and does not have the red line to indicate the rpm limit.
www.sportscarcup.com /aston-martin-db9   (492 words)

 Ford Motor Company - Featured Story - Aston Martin DB9 is High-Tech Under the Hood
Components within the Aston Martin DB9 are on the leading edge of computer technology.
Today, Aston Martin's DB9 contains a high-tech advance under its hood that, while not quite as flashy as dual-mounted machine guns and ejector seats, is on the leading edge of computer technology and a first in the industry.
For the time being, however, 007's fantasy Aston Martin has been trumped by a real-life breakthrough in the form of a $5 computer chip.
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 2005 Aston Martin DB9 - Automotive Rhythms
Aston Martins, especially the all-world Vanquish, are revered for their low-key, idolizing eminence.
Made to order, the DB9 is available in 21 exterior colors, 20 interior shades, and offered with distinctive timber (mahogany, walnut or bamboo), embedded within a cabin that’s as silky as a jump shot from Seattle’s Ray Allen.
Aston Martin’s improved V12 for the DB9 knocks out 450 incredible horses with 420 lb-ft of torque available at an astounding 1500 rpm.
www.automotiverhythms.com /testdrives/td_2005astonmartindb9.php   (871 words)

 2005 Aston Martin DB9
Although the Aston Martin DB9 could be used solely as Point A-to-Point B transportation, doing so almost should not be allowed.
Aston Martin's design philosophy is simple: build a beautiful, elegant, and modern interpretation of a traditional sports car.
To make it look like the DB9 was milled from a single piece of metal, Aston Martin has set the headlights into the front fenders and made the door handles flush.
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 2006 Aston-Martin DB9 - Top Speed
Aston Martin believes it is the most structurally efficient body frame in the car industry.
The tub is made in aluminium and the body panels are then fitted, again using adhesives, in the advanced body assembly area at Aston Martin’s new Gaydon facility.
Aston Martin is the first car company in the world to use this technique.
www.topspeed.com /cars/aston-martin/aston-martin-db9-ar1839-pa1.html   (724 words)

 Carpages.ca - 2005 Aston Martin DB9 Preview
Now the much loved Aston can be put to rest, as a successor to the DB7 has finally been introduced to accompany the Vanquish, Aston's new top of the line two-seater.
Aston Martin didn't rewrite the rulebook to achieve the DB9's improved numbers, but rather reached such astonishing performance levels by watching the car's weight.
Future Aston Martin projects, including the DB8, as well as the successor to the Vanquish are to be spawned off DB9 architecture.
www.carpages.ca /go/roadtest/2005_aston_martin_db9_preview.aspx   (955 words)

 Aston Martin DB9 Volante - RSportsCars.com
However, this is the first convertible ever to use Aston Martin's unique VH Platform (Vertical/Horizontal) Strategy and the first to be built at the newly opened Aston Martin Gaydon facility.
The DB9 Volante is built alongside the DB9 Coupe, which was launched at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2003.
Both models are hand-built at Aston Martin Gaydon with the Coupe being delivered to customers since Spring 2004 and the Volante since Autumn 2004.
www.rsportscars.com /eng/cars/am_db9volante.asp   (491 words)

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